RUSI Invites Contributions to our Global Horizon Scan on IUU Fishing


A new RUSI project will examine the impact of climate change on criminal drivers behind large-scale illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. All sectors are invited to submit written contribution on the emerging issues they believe are likely to have a significant impact on IUU fishing in the next 10 years.

Global warming presents a range of new challenges for local, national and global efforts to counter IUU fishing. As the number and distribution of fish populations shift in response to rising oceanic temperatures, offenders will adapt, profiting from new opportunities and altering their modus operandi.

Our research project aims to build on RUSI’s existing research by asking contributors to identify emerging issues relevant to the future of IUU fishing. Horizon scanning is a well-tested methodology and is designed to harness worldwide knowledge by employing an innovative and systematic examination of globally available information.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Climate Change

A trailblazing project examining the impact of climate change on criminal drivers behind large-scale illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

How to participate in this research

You do not need to be an expert in IUU fishing or climate change, or be working in either area, to participate in the horizon scan.

RUSI is especially keen to hear from individuals working across diverse disciplines and sectors who can help identify where and how possible challenges and opportunities are likely to emerge. Both individuals and organisations can make a submission, either as a named contributor or anonymously.

The call for submissions remained open until 7 February 2022 (extended from 17 January) and has now closed.

For further information please contact Lauren Young, Research Analyst and Project Lead, laureny@rusi.org.

Supported by

  • Pew Charitable Trusts

    PEW Charitable Trust is funding RUSI's Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Climate Change project.


Project Lead

Lauren Young

Research Analyst

Organised Crime and Policing

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